We recommend that you scan regularly to make sure your computer or mobile device is secure.
Trojans or viruses are programs written to damage your computer or mobile device. They can cause damage to your files, registry and hardware.
Viruses are designed to be:
- Easily spread
- Hard to detect
- Difficult to remove
The most common way to be infected by a virus is via email or downloaded attachments.
The following are some popular antivirus options for protecting against these threats. Scan your computer or mobile device before it's too late:
Keyloggers & Anti-Spyware
Spyware monitors the actions you take on your computer or mobile device. This type of software tends to fall into the following categories:
- Software that is legitimately installed to provide security or workplace monitoring
- Software associated with marketing data collection
- Software installed maliciously - either as a general violation of a user's privacy or to collect information that allow further attacks on their computer, mobile device or online transactions (i.e. collecting passwords via a "keylogger")
While many antivirus programs are capable of finding and removing spyware threats, there are dedicated products that can help:
In general, spyware can affect the performance of the computer and mobile device, as the software will often attempt to send any gathered information to a host server. This has the knock-on effect of affecting latency and may reduce your internet speed.